Facebook blocking parts of Twitter's FB app

From CNET News.com: A new feature within Twitter's Facebook app that let users find who among their friends has a Twitter account has been put on ice by Facebook.

AT&T 3G Microcell Now Widely Available, Verizon Asset Purchase Complete

From DailyTech: AT&T is notorious for poor service quality in some of its service areas. While poor reception might be forgivable in mostly rural areas where the environment makes cellular towers hard to install and cuts range, some of AT&T's highly publicized network issues are in major cities.

iPhone 4 Customers Reporting Yellowish Displays, Reception Issues When Holding Phone

From DailyTech: This isn't the first time we've heard of display issues with a new Apple product launch, but hopefully it will be the last. There are reports from around the web that Apple's latest “magical” device, the iPhone 4, is suffering from yellow spots on its high resolution Retina display.

In some cases, the discoloration is showing up as yellow spots in various places on the iPhone's screen. In other cases, yellow lines are seen running across the screen.

DXG Unveils $80 720p QuickShots Camcorder

From PC World: DXG has announced the DXG-5B6V, a $80 camcorder capable of shooting video at 720p resolution.

Equipped with a 5 megapixel 1/3.2-inch CMOS sensor, the DXG-5B6V can shoot 1280-by-720 video at 30 frames per second. Movies are saved to SD cards as H.264 AVI files, which can be imported into iMovie '09 and played in QuickTime. Bit rate information was not available.

Verizon Introduces the Newest Motorola Droid

From PC World: Verizon on Tuesday introduced the newest Droid and the second from Motorola, but some Android fans may be disappointed to learn that it won't ship with the latest operating system or the newest Flash Player.

Nintendo Has No Plans to Sell 3DS Below Cost

From X-bit Labs: The 3DS game console from Nintendo certainly impresses with its stereoscopic 3D screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, stereo-3D camera and improved graphics processor. Nonetheless, an important question is whether the 3DS will be much more expensive than the current DS. Nintendo remains tight-lipped over the exact price, but claims that the value the console will offer to end-user will be high.

Gateway Unveils New ID Series Notebooks

From DailyTech: Gateway has announced a new notebook series that it calls the ID series. The machines are described as "uber-chic" by with a thin profile and streamlined design. The notebooks use NVIDIA Optimus tech and more.

Apple expands patent infringement suit against HTC

From CNET News.com: After accusing HTC of infringing on 20 of its iPhone patents in March, Apple has expanded its suit.

This week Apple tacked on two more patents that it claims the Taiwanese handset manufacturer is in violation of using, according to a legal filing in U.S. District Court in Delaware.

Samsung 512GB SSD Has Toggle-mode DDR NAND

From Tom's Hardware: SSDs are now hitting sizes that are beginning to make them viable replacements for the magnetic counterparts. Samsung has introduced a new SSD offering in a 512GB configuration – boasting both capacity and speed, utilizing high-performance "toggle-mode" DDR NAND.

AMD to Disclose Details About Bulldozer Micro-Architecture in August

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices will disclose more details about its forthcoming code-named Bulldozer micro-architecture at Hot Chips conference in late August. Potentially, micro-architectural details may reveal projected performance of the forthcoming multi-core central processing units.


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